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  ProQuest® African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.
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Chilton Online Auto Repair Manuals: Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Features include:

  • Step-by-step service and repair procedures
  • Vacuum diagragrams to simplify troubleshooting
  • Wiring diagrams
  • Close-up photos and illustrations
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Careers Internet Database Database provides career reports that cover education requirements, positive and negative aspects of each career, and interviews with people working in the field. Includes an interest assessment test, career news, and lists of best colleges and graduate schools specific to each career.

To enter, click on the logo at left and enter user name "298w" and password "future".

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consumerhealth150 Consumer Health Complete (CHC) is a collection of health information from magazines, journals, and leading patient health reference books.  Look up information about illnesses, medical conditions, nutrition and wellness.
consumer reports150 Consumer Reports.org gives unbiased reviews, information and advice on consumer products and services.
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LD Directory web button Complete Learning Disabilities Directory is for families, educators and students in the Learning Disabilities community. Find associations and organizations, national & state programs, schools & learning centers, camps & summer programs, and much more.
hrc150 Curious about the past?  History Reference Center is a comprehensive history database of more than 200 history magazines and journals and nearly 2000 history books.

Learning Express Library offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the at school, at work, or in life.  Looking to land a job? You'll find employment practice tests and an entire job seeker's Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the job that's right for you.

Shortcut to:     GED prep     College Prep     Career Prep     Espanol  

Legal Information Reference Center offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues including business law, financial planning, family law, property & real estate and rights & disputes.
LRC200 Literary Reference Center provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes—to give students, teachers and researchers the reference works that meet their research needs.
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Salud en Español proporciona informes sobre la salud basados en evidencias de fácil comprensión que cubren una amplia variedad de enfermedades, condiciones y tratamientos.

Science Reference Center lets you access a multitude of full-text science-oriented content.

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Sat Feb 13 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
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Stitches Crochet Club
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